The Downtown plan

Tower wants free money

Tower wants free money

Downtown: A developer seeking to construct the borough’s tallest building will create more luxury housing in an over-saturated market if he is given millions in public subsidies, opponents charged this week. Comment
Downtown: The Swedish cheap-chic clothing store H&M will come to Fulton Mall next year, making it one of the first tenants in a giant glass-walled mall at Bridge Street. Comments (3)

Albee darned! Square will get megabucks makeover

Downtown: The city will close the western end of DeKalb Avenue in order to nearly triple the Albee Square pedestrian plaza on Fulton Mall in Downtown, officials announced on Tuesday. Comment

‘Railway’ history no longer underground

Downtown: At long last, Brooklyn will soon get its own Abolition trail, thanks to a just-announced $3-million project to commemorate the borough’s rich history in the battle against slavery. Comment

Toren! Toren! Toren!

Toren! Toren! Toren!

Downtown: Downtown’s hottest new skyscraper is getting its outer skin. Let’s take a look. Comment
Downtown: An embattled condo project on Myrtle Avenue will come back to haunt its billionaire developer if he goes ahead and runs for mayor, his critics say. Comments (2)

Ratner kills Mr. Brooklyn

Downtown: Developer Bruce Ratner has pulled out of a deal with City Tech that could have net him hundreds of millions and allowed him to build the city’s tallest residential tower, the so-called Mr. Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comment
Downtown: The abrupt shutdown of a major development project just blocks from Metrotech is a setback to plans for a new 24/7 Downtown Brooklyn, experts are saying. Comments (5)

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